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Re: visual line mode


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: visual line mode
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:03:00 +0200

> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 03:35:15 -0700 (PDT)
> From: drain <address@hidden>
> 
> >>> Also, why is the default to have wrapping in the middle of words?
> >>
> >> It isn't.  visual-line-mode wraps between words, except when a single
> >> word is wider than a line.
> > 
> > But visual-line-mode is not the default.  (That's how I've interpreted
> > the question.)
> > 
> > Bye,
> > Tassilo
> 
> Indeed, that's what I meant: why isn't visual line mode the default? 

Because Emacs is first and foremost a programmer's editor, and
wrapping lines in a buffer that shows program source is a bad idea.



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